The Triumph Castrol Rocket is a “motorcycle” that really looks more like a spaceship. The team’s out in Bonneville chasing speed records, and the most incredible thing about this run is how calm the bike seems at 233 MPH.
Yes, you read the correctly. The film Outlaws is part American Horror Story, part David Beckham being awesome (and handsome), and part motorcycle movie - and it’s all to get you to buy a $2,000 leather jacket. It’s also likely leaking the new 2016 1,100 cc Triumph Bonneville. Confused? Welcome to the club.
AutoEvolution reports that motorcycle racing legend Guy Martin will pilot their Rocket III Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats, an insane carbon-kevlar racer with two turbo engines making over 1,000 hp, a miniscule cockpit and hand controls made for an airplane.
Danny Thompson is out to realize his father's dreams by running an updated version of the Challenger II streamliner to 450 MPH. During a test last month, he was knocking on the 400 MPH mark when his fire suppression system decided Danny needed a bath.
The plan? Take a 1969 Cadillac DeVille, two insane Canadians, a hot tub, and a death wish to create the Carpool DeVille. Basically, these two guys want to create the world's fastest hot tub and then run it at Bonneville.
It might be a million dollar car nowadays, but that doesn't seem to stop Bob Sirna from getting the most out of it. It's all about how you look at it.
As long as people have been hot rodding, cops have been trying to squash the fun. When you were 16 it was probably a local cop writing you a ticket for doing a burnout. For Art Arfons it was the United States Military wanting to know how he got his hands on a top-secret jet engine. Damn G-Men.
The Bonneville Salt Flats are gearhead heaven. Whatever you're driving, you can push it to the limits on the seemingly endless expanse of dry lakebed. Surrounded by distant mountains, driving out there feels like being in an arena.
The Bonneville Salt Flats might be all about going fast in a straight line, but nothing is going to stop this '51 Ford F1 pickup from wringing out its V8 with some salty burnouts.
In 1971, NASCAR banned Chrysler's winged cars, forcing teams like Bobby Isaac's K&K to park their fastest rides. K&K owner Nord Krauskopf decided to take the team's Charger Daytona to Bonneville for one last romp. They'd end up setting 28 world records.
Tonya Harding was the first American woman to nail the triple axel in a figure skating competition, but did you know she's also the first person to establish a land speed record in the Vintage Gas Coup Class? You know Tonya Harding the figure skater-turned-women's boxer. Now meet Tonya Harding the successful vintage…
Yesterday signaled the end of the 2011 Bonneville Speed Week. Once again speed freaks from all over the world made the pilgrimage to the Salt to race vehicles of almost every imaginable variety.
A Washington Ferrari collector set a world speed record for a Ferrari last week, with an average 275.4 mph in a 288 GTO. The secret to its speed? A 540-ci Chevy big block, boosted by twin turbos. Enzo, meet Louis.